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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 2464-2483
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.297


Effect of Certain Compounds on the Pigmentation Characteristics of Some Bacterial Isolates
Mohammed Abdul Aleem Qureshi1*, Saravanan Sankaran2 and Sowrirajan Subbaiah3
1Environmental Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Life Sciences, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Department of Chemistry, King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Microorganisms produce various pigments like carotenoids, melanin’s, flavins, monascins, violacein and indigo.  Carotenoids are a group of bioactive compounds and are responsible for bright yellow, orange, red pigments of various plants, microorganisms and animals and are widely distributed in nature. These pigments have an important function to act as protective agents against oxidative damage. Recently carotenoids have attracted greater attention due to the beneficial role on human health. As pigments have been extensively evaluated over the years for its antibiotic, antigenic and antitumor effects, special consideration was made towards ability of chromogenic bacteria to produce pigmentation under certain chemical conditions.


Keywords: Pigmentation Characteristics, pigmented colonies
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Mohammed Abdul Aleem Qureshi, Saravanan Sankaran and Sowrirajan Subbaiah. 2018. Effect of Certain Compounds on the Pigmentation Characteristis of Some Bacterial Isolates.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 2464-2483. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.297